Why Rahul Tewatia is not selected in Indian Team against Ireland?

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Why Rahul Tewatia is not selected in Indian Team
Why Rahul Tewatia is not selected in Indian Team

The Selectors of Indian Cricket Team anounced a 17-member squad for the upcoming tour of Team India to Ireland for the T20I series. A few cricketers who have been in contention to get the call have been left out from the 17-member squad for Ireland Tour. Some players have also got called up that no one had expected. Rahul Tewatia didn’t get a place in the Indian T20 squad against Ireland which was announced BCCI. This will be more like Team B of India. The majority of regular players have been rested for India Tour of Ireland. In their absence, many young players have been given the chance in the squad. Even then some deserving players failed to get a place in the Indian Team. Tewatia’s exclusion from the 17-member squad is quite shocking because he has been a complete all-round package. Fans are not happy with his omission from the squad and want to know Why Rahul Tewatia is not selected in Indian Team against Ireland?

Indian Team is all set to travel to Ireland to play two T20 International matches in Dublin. This would be India’s first visit to Ireland since 2018. The two team have played against each other only on three occasions in T20s and it was Indian team who emerged victorious on all occasions. The 1st match of T20 series will take place on June 26 while the 2nd match will take place on June 28. Hardik Pandya will be leading the Indian Team for the series against Ireland.

Why Rahul Tewatia is not selected in Indian Team against Ireland?

The exclusion of Tewatia from Indian squad has shocked the pundits and the fans. Since last two years, Rahul Tewatia has established himself as one of the mainstays of the Rajasthan playing XI. In IPL 2022, he played a crucial role in the winning campaign of Gujarat Titans. With his match finishing skill, he was predicted as a good all-rounder for the Indian team. He was in contention to be in Indian squad because of his performance in IPL 2022.

Why Rahul Tewatia is not selected in Indian Team against Ireland?
Why Rahul Tewatia is not selected in Indian Team against Ireland?

He failed to made his debut for Indian team in March against England. Although, he was included in the five-match T20I series against England but unfortunately he failed to clear the fitness test twice.

His fitness might be again the reason of his exclusion from the team. The Indian selectors decided to go with regular spin all-rounder Axar Patel. In the last few years, Indian team has been quite strict regarding the fitness of players under the leadership of Virat Kohli. Tewatia is a player with outstanding skill and pedigree but due to the abundant availability of talented players, he failed to get a place in the Indian team.

Rahul Tewatia posted the following tweet after BCCI announced a 17-member squad for the Ireland T20Is.

India vs Ireland Schedule

Date Match Details Venue Time (IST)
June 26, 2022 Ireland vs India, 1st T20I The Village, Dublin 2:30 PM
June 28, 2022 Ireland vs India, 2nd T20I The Village, Dublin 2:30 PM
India Squad against Ireland
India Squad against Ireland

India Squad against Ireland

Hardik Pandya (c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vc), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Deepak Hooda, Venkatesh Iyer, Axar Patel, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi.